AWRE 2024 PROGRAMME

Check out the AWRE 2024 Programme and join us in Ghent for this fantastic event.

Day 1 - Wednesday 31st January

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Registration and light lunch
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Welcome to AWRE 2024

David Ross & Al Windsor

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Robotics

Chairs: David Ross & Al Windsor

- Understanding the role of robotics, Filip Muysoms

- Where can you begin to train on robotics in AWR surgery, Mette Willaume

- Bringing new robots to market, how can you get them approved

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Industry Symposium
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KEYNOTE: A critical assessment of AWR data – we have a long way to go
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Refreshments and exhibition viewing
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The new age of AWR surgery

Chairs: Mette Willaume & John Fischer

- How do we extrapolate sort term results to long term outcomes, David Sanders

- Is the robot always the answer?, Todd Heniford

- What role will AI play in medicine and how will it be applied to AWR surgery, Jeff Janis

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Industry Symposium
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KEYNOTE: The key principles of imaging
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The key advances in imaging
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Summary and close of day 1
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Drinks reception

Day 2 - Thursday 1st February

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Breakfast and refreshments
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Case selection of the AWR patient, optimising safety against surgical techniques
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Industry symposium
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How to manage ventral hernias

Chairs: Nadia Henriksen & Tim Brown

- Open techniques, Al Windsor

- Laparoscopic techniques, Hakan Gok

- Robotic techniques, Eva Deerenberg

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Prehabilitation of the AWR patient

Marja Boermeester

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Refreshments and exhibition viewing
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Management of complex hernias

Chair: Fred Berrevoet & Marja Boermeester

- Flank hernias, Eric Pauli

- Umbilical hernias, Nadia Henriksen

- Lumbar hernias, Yohann Renard

- Transplant hernias, Tim Brown 

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Industry symposium
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KEYNOTE: Management of parastomal hernias

Eric Pauli

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Lunch & exhibition viewing
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Free Paper Session

Chairs: David Ross & Al Windsor

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KEYNOTE: The role of Botulinum toxin in AWR
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Refreshments and exhibition viewing
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How to create long term success for patients

Chair: Sam Parker

- What does patient happiness mean?, Srinivas Chintapatla

- What do we mean by patient outcomes and how do we measure it? John Fischer

- Discussion

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Industry symposium
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Preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum in AWR surgery

Yohann Renard

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Summary and close of day

Day 3 - Friday 2nd February

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Registration and refreshments
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Case study panel: what happens when it goes wrong

Chairs: Filip Muysoms & Dr B Ramana

- Marja Boermeester

- Eric Pauli

- Todd Heniford 

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Industry symposium
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KEYNOTE: The management of the complex abdominal wound

Marc Mizerez

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Expert video sessions: how do they do it?

- Fischer

- Al Windsor

- Eva Deerenberg

- Maaike Vierstraete

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Lunch
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KEYNOTE: Getting certified in AWR

Ferdinand Köckerling

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The challenging hernia

Chair: Todd Heniford

- What I do with the unrepairable hernia, Marja Boermeester

- TBC, Sam parker

- A new paradigm in giant hernia repair, Dr Ramana

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Summary and close of conference

David Ross & Al Windsor